Hydrangea paniculata 'Wim's Red' (PBR)

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Buy Hydrangea paniculata 'Wim's Red' (PBR) hydrangea: Scented colour-changing flowers

This shrub is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: moist, well-drained, moderately fertile, humus-rich soil
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Flowering period: July to October
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    A new form with strong stems that carry 30cm-long honey-scented flower clusters, which turn from white to pink, then intensify in colour as they mature to a rich wine red. Its long flowering period and chameleon-like tendencies make it a great investment for the shrub border. The flower-heads can be picked for dried arrangements.

  • Garden care: To enhance flowering prune hard in early spring, cutting back the previous season's shoots to within a few buds of the permanent, woody framework of the plant.

  • Humans: Skin allergen; Pets: Harmful if eaten

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Reliable flowers on pretty quick grower


This is a plant I will buy again when we move house. It has grown about 12 inches per year. I didnt prune anything off top, just front to keep in shape. It produced large white, then deep pink flowers. Ive never had reliable flowering from hydrangeas in this garden, some years getting none, but this plant has produced every year. We have heavy clay soil that gets waterlogged, but this was planted inches from a leylandii hedge, so I watered every other day during height of summer. Our climate is very wet and cold but it got full sun for 4 hours at midday. It has a nicer more open frame than other hydrangeas I think, though that may be because I didnt prune?


West scotland


Good but white flowers not red.


Hi I purchased this plant in the sale at the end of last winter. It took a little while to wake up in spring after that long cold spell. Once it got going it grew very healthily however when it produced a couple of flowers they were in fact white so the plant must have been wrongly labelled since I was especting dark pink/red flowers.

Leafy Larissa


Still waiting


Got the plant at the end of the season, so it arrived bare (2017). At time of writing (April 2018) still bare ! But I am hopeful. Cant give it any other rating .

Keen but learning


happy with the quality


Good quality plant ,,, not as red ,,,,probably down to the soil we have a lot of different colour hydrangeas




Deep ccour


Great for bees and lovely autumn colour.




Good all rounder


Flowers do change colour but not as vibrant red as the picture suggests. Good hydrangea though and doesn't get too big.

Plant addict



Excellent product


well wrapped and arrived in good condition


south devon


Beautiful colour


Grew well in the border but may move to a large pot for next year, to better appreciate the lovely flowers




Not so red


Planted this near my lace cap hydrangea but it's not produced much in the way of flowers and they're not a deep red. The lasting flowers are a bit of a myth as they look somewhat dead as they change colour. Save the space for something more interesting.

Hopeful Hazel

Milton Keynes


"I would recommend this product"


Attractive shrub against green hedge





3.8 13


I have bought a 5 litre hydrangea paniculata wims red and it arrived with 4 bare branches. It was planted in Feb in full sun with a mulch but now two months later it has shown no signs of growth with no leaves or buds on any of the stems. Is this normal for this time of year?


Yes, it's completely normal for these hydrangeas to be late into leaf - please click on the link below to go straight to one of our videos, which gives you a bit more information. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjv23oMgJ2c&t=25s


Hello! - What woud be a nice companion plant for this? there is a 3ft by 2ft space in front of mine (new border). Must be bee friendly and either evergreen or perennial. South facing, sheltered in good soil.


Hello, I think the Hebes would work well, and you could plant a cluster of 3 or so at the base. My personal preferance would be 'Autumn Glory' - please click on the following link to go straight to it. https://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/hebe-autumn-glory/classid.1000001789/


The flower-heads on my Wims Red were beautiful and creamy about 3-4 weeks ago. Since then, they began to turn pink but subsequently failed to progress further to full pink and red, but instead have turned brown and dried up. The plant has been kept well-watered throughout and not scorched. Any idea why this might be?


Hello, This is unusual, but I suspect this has been caused by the unusually warm start to autumn as colder temperatures generally trigger stronger colours.


I got my Wim' Red last year in summer with flowers and it grew well. it has full sun aand I kept watering. In spring I pruned it well but not too hard (40cm). Now it grows nicely, healthy but no flower buds! Shall I be more patient? Any advice?? Thank you! Chris


Hello there This is a young plant in a 1.5lt pot so you may need to be a bit patient for it to get established and grow. If it has sun and a moist, well-drained, fertile, humus-rich soil, then hopefully it will flower next year. You can also give it a feed in the spring.

What feed will this hydrangea need and how often . Am growing it in a very large pot


Hello, These should be fed from spring to midsummer with a general purpose fertiliser such as Miracle Gro, Growmore or Q4. There are many different formulations available, so it is important that you carefully read and follow the application rates/times on the pack.


Will the stems of the plant support the flower heads ok. They appear pretty large at 30cm


Hello, The stems of this cultivar are sturdier than most of the other paniculatas, so once the plant has matured, they should be strong eogh to support the flowerheads in all but the heaviest rain.


do the leaves have any autumn colour ?


Hello, The leaves will take on some autumn colour before they are shed, but it is not a particular feature of this plant.


Will this shrub flower well in shade/semi shade?

Mrs H

Hello, These plants will tolerate partial shade, however they will produce more flowers in a sunnier spot.


How large will it grow, will it go in a smallish garden ? O


Hello, As this is a new plant it is difficult to be too specific about it eventual height and spread, however the breeder has suggested that it will grow to around 2 x 2m.


Would this shrub be happy in a large container?


Hello there Most plants can be grown in containers as long as the container is large enough, and it is well fed and watered. However the Hydrangea paniculata varieties are not the best hydrangeas to be grown in containers, as eventually they can grow quite large and need space, except for Hydrangea paniculata 'Little Lime' which has a more compact form. http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/hydrangea-paniculata-little-lime-jane-pbr/classid.2000022524/ Hope this helps

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